August 11th, 2014
11:59 PM ET

Inside the controversy surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown

The fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked outrage and violence in his hometown of Ferguson, Missouri. The unarmed teen was shot multiple times in broad daylight by a police officer. Those facts are not in dispute. But there are serious questions about what happened in the moments before the officer opened fire. Jason Carroll looks at the events surrounding Brown's death.

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  1. espencer1045

    Per the reports, the protesters were not present at the shooting. They are clueless of the circumstances surrounding the shooting. I am only wondering what the reaction of this crowd would be had the officer been black and the dead man been white. I question if the protesters are just a group of millitant racists.

    August 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm |
  2. warthog6

    Riddle me this, black man: Nobody absent knows the truth. If and when it turns out the cop was right, how much MORE guilty, dishonest, and dangerous are you making your entire race appear to the entire nation, by sending a message to every cop in the country that they have mobs to fear more than gangs? Who's going to walk away from that little get-together?

    I truly hate white supremacy, but what I hate even more is when black people legitimize their disgust, and thwart any attempt I make to defend them.

    By mobbing and threatening to murder cops, compounded by not even knowing the facts, you've made yourselves impossible to support. Even worse, protesting injustice by looting dollar stores speaks for itself.

    August 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm |

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